Government officials say they are investigating reports that two warring factions fought for the Zulu chieftaincy in Mchinji a few days ago.
They said the district commissioner is expected to file a report on the matter to ministry of Local government.
Families of Inkosi Masala Jere and that of Mzengeni Jere fought a bloody battle at the headquarters of chief Zulu following the death of the chief some years back.
Family members of Inkosi Masala Jere want the son of the deceased chief be installed as chief whilst the Mzengeni family are against this.
The Mzengeni family wants the chieftaincy go to the family as was the case before 1918.
The Inkosi Masala Jere have held the chieftaincy for over 98 years.
The differences reached a climax in the week when the Inkosi Masala Jere family went to chief Zulu headquarters and forced the family of the Mzengeni Jere out of the royal family.
The uncle to the Mzengeni jere family occupied the house.
A bloody battle ensued between the two families until police officers from nearby Kamwendo police unit rushed to the scene and brought peace.